A big thank you to Jackson Canter after helping to raise a massive £1,500 for Everton in the Community’s Goodison Sleepout last month.
The solicitors firm based in Liverpool, Wirral and Manchester share the same ethos as the Club’s official charity in wanting to ‘make a difference’ in the local area and three of their employees, Darren Carter, Chris Topping and Mike Davis, all slept out in the freezing cold temperatures in the Park End stand back in November to help give back to the community and raise awareness of the campaign.
Jackson Canter started working with the charity earlier this year and currently fund the Youth Zone project that enables Everton in the Community to continue working with young people aged 7–19 in the local community. The Youth Zone takes place every week and offers support to those in attendance giving them the chance to play in a safe and nurturing environment.
The support that Jackson Canter provides means that the youngsters have opportunities that they may not have otherwise, they are given the chance to take part in a range of activities, including; team games, sports, cooking sessions and arts and crafts, allowing them to be creative, express themselves and enhance their personal and social development.
The sponsorship they provide will also allow Everton in the Community to develop a summer Youth Zone programme which will run throughout the school summer holidays in 2017.
One of the employees that took part in the Goodison Sleepout, Chris Topping, wrote a blog discussing his experience, which can be found here.
Evertontv spoke with Darren Carter, Business Development Manager at Jackson Canter, after the Sleepout and he said: “What a great night to be involved in. I was so impressed by the organisation of the event, the difficult conditions meant so many things could have gone wrong but it didn’t and it ran so smoothly. It was fantastic to see David Unsworth and his squad involved showing the core values of the club, this will help stand them in good stead for the future.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of people helping us to raise nearly £1500 for this great cause, evidence that people in Merseyside really want to help make a difference to those in need. I personally found the night really challenging both in terms of the cold and not being able to get comfortable, but I could just count the clock down until I went home, in reality those suffering can’t do that and need all the help we can give.
“I’m looking forward to future events organised by Everton in the Community that we can get involved in.”
Support from companies such as Jackson Canter allow Everton in the Community to continue their work changing people’s lives across Merseyside. If you are interested in supporting the Blues’ official charity please contact Amanda Chatterton, Corporate Partnerships and Events Manager for Everton in the Community, on 0151 530 5253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org